SANZAAR has announced the tournament dates for the 2019 Super Rugby competition that will kick-off on Friday 15 February.
The Super Rugby Team of the Week is dominated by players from the winning teams as the Crusaders forge ahead in NZ Conference while the Waratahs and Rebels are locked into a battle for top spot in Australia.
The Brumbies closed the gap on the Rebels and Waratahs in the Australian Conference following a 41-31 triumph over a gallant Sunwolves at the GIO Stadium.
The Crusaders consolidated their position at the top of the Super Rugby standings when they beat the Chiefs 34-20 in their New Zealand derby in Hamilton.
The Rebels strengthened their Super Rugby play-off hopes when they claimed a deserved 20-10 win over the Blues in Auckland.
The Waratahs returned to the victory trail in Super Rugby when they secured a 52-41 win over the Reds in their Australian derby in Brisbane.
The Highlanders continued with their impressive recent form when they beat the Hurricanes 30-14 in their Super Rugby clash in Dunedin.
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The Super Rugby Team of the Week has representatives from nine of the teams while Jaguares wing Ramiro Moyano scored three tries against the Sharks to take out Player of the Week.
SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Week #16 of the 2018 Super Rugby season.
Rassie Erasmus has included 17 uncapped players in his first Springbok squad of 43 for the four Tests next month, against Wales in the USA and at home against England.
The Brumbies claimed a 38-28 come-from-behind victory over the Bulls with fourteen men at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.
The Lions consolidated their position at the top of the South African Conference when they beat the Stormers 26-23 in Cape Town.
The Rebels proved too strong for the Sunwolves in their Super Rugby encounter as they secured a convincing 40-13 victory in Melbourne.
The Jaguares made it six wins in a row on Friday as they saw off the Sharks 29-13 in Buenos Aires to close the gap on the Lions at top South African Conference.
The Chiefs claimed their eighth successive win over Australian sides with a 39-27 victory over the Waratahs at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday.
The Highlanders returned to winning ways with a hard-fought 18-15 victory over the Queensland Reds at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday.
The Crusaders continued with their impressive recent form when they claimed a deserved 24-13 win over the Hurricanes in Christchurch on Friday.
Waratah's fullback Israel Folau scored his 50th Super Rugby try last weekend which now truly see him among the elite in the history of the competition.
The squads have been announced by the Six Nations teams heading south for this year’s June international matches.